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Barrows Supressor

Discussion in 'General Firearm Discussion' started by estate10mm, Aug 3, 2012.

  1. estate10mm

    estate10mm Hillsboro Member

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    Hey Guys,


    I just wanted to see if anyone has any experience with any .22Lr supressors manufactured by barrows. From the little bit I know, I think they are aluminum, fixed(Cant break it apart to clean) and are manufactured in Cornelius OR. I'm thinking about making the jump in the supression world, but was currious about this supressor and and company. I like supporting local buisness, but for the 200 dollar tax stamp, and my name on "the mans" list, I'm thinking I should just stick with a main brand like gemtech, silencerco, etc. thoughts????
     
  2. PDXSparky

    PDXSparky Keizer / Hillsboro Well-Known Member

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    I wouldn't buy a 22LR suppressor that couldn't be disassembled for cleaning. Additionally, I would go the trust route rather than having to be fingerprinted, have a LEO sign off, and have my name on "the man's" list.
     
  3. flybynyt

    flybynyt Battleground, WA Active Member

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    If your going to make that kind of investment: tax stamp, cost of the suppressor, finger print fees, etc. I wouldn't skimp on the silencer on the front end. Buy something that has good reviews and that will last you a life time. My personal favorite for .22 is the Sparrow.
     
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  4. Creeper

    Creeper Ravensdale, WA. Member

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    .22s can get really dirty... if you can't take the can apart to clean out the lead/carbon deposits, it will, at some point, lose it's effectiveness.
    Plus 1 on the Silencerco Sparrow... it's all stainless construction and unique design allows for easier and, if necessary, more aggressive cleaning methods.

    Cheers,
    C
     
  5. Wallygator

    Wallygator Albany, OR Active Member

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    I think that you mean "Bowers" suppressor. He does make an excellent product and is a great guy to deal with.
     
  6. estate10mm

    estate10mm Hillsboro Member

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    thanks for the input guys. I'm leaning towards the sparrow, but just wanted to see if anyone was had any experience with Barrows. I think its awesome to support local buisness and am willing to if the quality is there. On a change of subject does anyone know why the spaarow supressor has the first round pop? From what I've seen on the first round pop is always there, but scary quiet thereafter.

    cheers
     
  7. Creeper

    Creeper Ravensdale, WA. Member

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    FRP in a Sparrow is the combination of the size, design... and believe it or not, the amount of oxygen in the can.
    Proof? Get a bottle of compressed helium and blow some into the can... forcing out oxygen, then shoot. No FRP.

    Cheers,
    C
     
  8. Abiqua

    Abiqua Oregon Active Member

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    Like Creeper said, it's a function of the monocore design. It only affects pistols and is easily killed with a spritz of water from a nasal spray bottle. I have a Bowers 9mm can and can attest to the excellent customer service from Tom. For 22LR I would highly recommend the above mentioned SilCo Sparrow (have one) or the newly released SWR Spectre II. Both excellent cans.
     
  9. Burt Gummer

    Burt Gummer Portland Completely Out of Ammo

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    Sparrow
    Element 2
     
  10. Bill Siegle

    Bill Siegle Oregon Active Member

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    Bowers does offer a user serviceable 22 can that you can also run 22mag and 5.7 ammo through. I have a Bowers Paradigm can and it is really nice but I got it a long time before the multi caliber 22 sized cans were available. No matter what brand you buy I would advise getting the one that works for the most calibers. Once you get a suppressor you will want to run it on as many guns as possible :)
     
  11. BANE

    BANE Battle Ground WA. Well-Known Member

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    I have a SWR Spector and love it. Very quiet.
    I can not believe how dirty 22lr ammo is until i took mine apart to clean.
    Im so glad i didn't buy a can that you cant take apart.
    I don't see how they last long at all without being able to take apart to clean ..
     
  12. Burt Gummer

    Burt Gummer Portland Completely Out of Ammo

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    Per what I've read on the Silencer forums, a can like the Sparrow 'reduces' the sound a bit w/ the 5.7 but not a whole lot. Not like it does with the .22lr. Which is fine I guess since in my case I'll still wear ear plugs anyway.

    Just don't expect a lot of noise reduction with the 5.7 w/ 22 suppressors. If that is wrong, I'd like to know.

    According to some other forums if you want to really quiet down the 5.7 in a pistol or PS90 you need an AAC M4-2000 or similar suppressor. Of course, you'll have the sonic crack also, but most of us are after quieting down the sound at the muzzle.